Monthly Archives: January 2007

Has The Quilt Run Its Course?

There’s an interesting story about the AIDS Memorial Quilt in today’s New York Times that speculates on the enduring value of the quilt in a day when its message may have “lost its punch”. The quilt’s caretaker organization, the Names Project, has been mired in infighting and lawsuits for years now and the bulk of the quilt is slowly deteriorating ...

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Florida To Consider Gay Rights Law

Florida lawmakers have been presented with a bill that would outlaw anti-gay discrimination in employment, housing, and public accomodations. Two legislators from liberal oasis Boca Raton, working at the behest of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council, introduced the bill to the state Senate and House of Representatives. As regular readers know, I am from Florida, where like most ...

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25 Year Flashback:Top 5 Albums Of 1982

Since we’re on an oldies roll today, here are the Top 5 albums of 25 years ago and my foggy memories thereof. 1. Asia Asia – Self-titled debut album from the schlocky proggy rock supergroup comprising members of King Crimson, Yes, Emerson Lake & Palmer, and The Buggles. Asia produced three forgettable hits. The double-dumbass video for Heat Of The ...

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Tweakends.org

Tweakends.org, a new collaborative website from APLA and GMHC has been launched to combat the crystal meth epidemic. From the press release: AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) today announced the launch of tweakends.org , an online resource to help gay and bisexual men better understand crystal meth and how it impacts physical, mental and ...

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Homoblivious

Today’s Word Of The Day over on UrbanDictionary.com is “homoblivious”: Not having the ability to recognize homosexuals as being homosexuals; a lack of gaydar. Example: “He was so homoblivious that he didn’t know that guy was coming on to him.” Everybody got that?.

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It Must Be IRS Day

I get tons of PR materials from publicists, but this one I had to put right up, as Belinda is so adored by Teh Gays. I’m gonna try and get to this thing. And holy crap, it’s been over 25 years since Beauty And The Beat! UPDATE: Carlisle’s complete new album, Voila, is streaming live here. Check out her take ...

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Roooooxxxxanne!

The Police are reuniting after 23 years to perform at the Grammys. I am unreasonably pleased by this. Back in 1978, I considered that I had personally discovered The Police, plucking the 45 single for Can’t Stand Losing You / Dead End Job out of the import bin at Orlando’s Record City. I was drawn in by the photo of ...

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Death Bowl

The city of Miami is planning to host a huge party in the Orange Bowl upon the death of Fidel Castro. And then everybody is loading onto small boats and in a massive reverse-Mariel, they’ll retake their homes and businesses in Cuba. It’s only been 50 years or so. Everything should be right where it was left. At least, that’s ...

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Vista

So who’s got Vista already?.

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Cervical Vaccine Might Work For Males

The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV). which was approved for girls by the FDA last year, might work to prevent anal cancer, for which gay men have an elevated risk. The European Union has already approved the vaccine for use on boys ages 9-15. Considering the outrageous campaign by the American religious right to keep the vaccine from young girls, ...

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Today’s Solemn Vow

By the many arms of Vishnu, I swear that I will never wear a Bluetooth earpiece. Can you hear me now? Good..

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Straight To Video

I’ve been enjoying some great new tunes over the last week, but I still can’t stop playing those Logo reality show gay twin Jehovah’s Witnesses, Nemesis, whose Number One In Heaven is one of the sweetest slices of pure pop I’ve heard in ages. However, the video for the song leaves me scratching my head, as it features the brothers ...

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HomoQuotable – Mike Jones

“A couple of ladies cried when they were touching me. I was thanked for exposing the church, for helping Ted Haggard. A couple of them said they hoped I get God into my life. And they all said ‘God bless you,’ every one of them.” – Mike Jones, recounting his warm reception upon his visit to Ted Haggard’s New Life ...

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From The “That Was Fast” Department

Author and editor Ted Gideonse is pursuing his PhD in Anthropology and has just submitted this au courant paper: “So if you’re a fag, He hates you, too: Donnie Davies, the phenomenology of gaydar, and the feminist call for parody.“ “Davies” is a professional comedic actor. His parody of a “reformed homosexual” and Christian bigot, possibly unknowingly, does exactly what ...

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Overheard At The Dugout

Man On Cellphone: Oh, Jesus! Well, if it is gunshots, don’t sleep in the front bedroom!.

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Txt Msg Bk

The world’s first all text message novel has been published in Finland. (First review: “SUX!”. ) Finns apparently have a real passion for text messaging, their Prime Minister was widely ridiculed for breaking up with girlfriend via text message. I guess he didn’t know that u cnt txt mssg brk up..

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Moscow Pride Bravely Goes Forward

Organizers have announced that Moscow Pride will take place this year. Yesterday Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov called gay people “satanic” and vowed that he will not allow any celebration to occur. Last year’s event turned violent when skinheads and other protesters showed up and were allowed by police to attack marchers. The head of Moscow Pride, Nicolas Alexeyev, was among ...

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Morning View – Central Park Apple Store

Eddie took this shot yesterday when he and I accompanied the Farmboyz to the Apple store on the corner of Central Park. The Farmboyz were in search an upgrade. Aren’t we all? As he always must, Eddie had to ride the glass elevator that travels one floor down from the street level. The store was a madhouse, but the Farmboyz ...

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“Davies” Exposed As Actor Joel Oglesby

Thanks to the sleuthing of Dallas JMG reader Bob Stoller, “Pastor Donnie Davies” has been exposed as Dallas-area actor Joey Oglesby (First name corrected from post headline). Here he is. Joey Oglesby recently appeared in a production of Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical. Joey Oglesby is a former member of the Chicken & Pickle Guys sketch comedy duo. Finally. Our ...

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Third Davies Video Out

I’m getting a bit tired of this drawn out drama. Here’s Davies’ third performance. He cries about being mocked for his weight again, “I can dunk a basketball!” Still, his acting continues to be flawless and the logo is damn funny. Check out the crane shot at the end. This ain’t no cheap production..

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